Who is who

Who is who

The 4Aviation tour are always accompanied by a representative of 4Aviation. The representatives are aviation enthusiasts themselves and are experienced travellers.

We introduce the representatives below (in Alphabetical order) so you know who might be your representative on one of the tours.

Marco Dirkx

When Marco Dirkx was born in Eindhoven in 1967, one of the first sounds he must have heard were F-84F Thunderstreaks screaming above his home. Unfortunately for him, he was too young to appreciate this. Instead he grew up with NF-5s and became an active aviation enthusiast in the early 80s. Marco now lives in Best.

Stefan Goossens

Stefan Goossens (born 1966) grew up near Volkel Air Base in the Netherlands. Lured in by the sound of the F-104s he started becoming an active aviation enthusiast in 1981. He currently lives even closer to Volkel, in Uden.

Koen Hartkamp

Koen was born in Hoofddorp in 1985 and soon his dad took him on regular trips to Amsterdam airport. In 1993 he got his first camera and was hooked on both civil and military aviation ever since.

Frits Jongerman

Frits was born in Wapenveld in 1966. Wapenveld was situated in a low flying area so that’s why he was affected by aircraft, mainly German F-104s. His first visit was Soesterberg AB in 1978 and his first air show was in 1979 which got him infected by the aircraft virus. He also likes to listen to aircraft radio communication and do aircraft research.

Rory Kenter

Rory’s first exposure to military aviation was in the early 80s with regular visits to Soesterberg and Twenthe AB. Since then he has been hooked on military aviation with many trips logged worldwide. Born in 1968, currently residing in Brussels, Belgium.

Patrick Roegies

Patrick Roegies is born and raised in Tilburg and his passion towards military aviation originated in 1977 at Gilze Rijen. From 1987 the first European endeavours were a fact and from 1997 visits worldwide took place. Patrick performed his first tours as a 4Aviation tour guide in 2016.

Arnold ten Pas

Ever since Arnold ten Pas visited Soesterberg Air Base to watch the F-15s, he has been addicted to aviation. He started his hobby in 1984 and has been active ever since. He is from Culemborg and was born in 1972.

Paul van der Linden

Paul van der Linden was born in 1966 and grew up under the approach of Volkel Air Base. He was caught by the aviation virus in 1980 and never recovered from it ever since. Paul currently lives in Nuenen near Eindhoven.

Jurgen van Toor

Jurgen van Toor was fascinated by a picture of four F-104 Starfighters on the cover of a local magazine announcing a local airshow in 1983. Since then he was hooked on military aviation and started exploring the world. Jurgen was born in 1968 and lives in Driel.